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Norwich • Wensum Lodge

Pottery Workshop Mixed Ability

Course code: LS12319AL0


Wednesday, 11 September 2019 to Wednesday, 20 November 2019

Available spaces

Course full


10 sessions over 11 weeks


Wednesday 05:15 PM (2 hours)

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Course Description

Join us on this course which provides practical advice on a range of throwing, hand building and glazing techniques with both one to one tuition and group demonstrations. This is a relaxing but productive course focusing on the tactile element of clay. This ‘hands on’ course provides the opportunity to try different methods of making objects in a variety of clays. Learners will explore various techniques including pinched, coiled, slab building, press moulding and throwing. Your Tutor is Andrea Young, one of our experienced Pottery tutors at wensum Lodge

Course details

What will I learn

Throwers will be shown the basic stages for creating bowls/cylinders using the potter\\\'s wheel. You will learn about surface decoration; oxides, slips, resist and texture, through to firing. Using the skills gained from practising the techniques acquired, you will be able to unleash your creative side to produce finished clay items to be proud of. As well as the first hand opportunities available throughout the course to have a go at working with clay, there will be demonstrations by the tutor, display material including a variety of books and literature, helpful handouts to use for reference as well as dedicated one-to-one time with the tutor for each learner. A positive group dynamic will be encouraged and you will benefit from the sharing of learning experiences with other members of the group. You will receive regular feedback from the tutor that will be designed to help you improve your skills and knowledge and ensure that you get the best possible results from your course.The tutor will provide the guidance and tuition required for each individual learner.

Before you book

From the experienced potter looking for a group dynamic to the beginner inspired by pottery thrown down. This is a mixed ability class therefore no prior knowledge or experience is required.

What you will need

You will need to provide an apron, notebook and pencil. There will be an additional cost for clay used and firing (dependant on size and quantity produced). To enable all items produced by all learners to be fired in a timely manner, there are limitations on the number of large items each learner can produce. Your tutor will explain this policy further.

How much does this course cost?

All Leisurestream courses are run purely on the fees that you as a learner pay, there are no government subsidies. No concessions are available.

What qualification will I receive?

There are no formal qualifications offered with this course.

What can I study next?

You may wish to continue on your current LeisureStream course and, subject to availability, you are welcome to do so. Norfolk Community Learning Services offers a wide range of both government-subsidised and self-financing courses. We recommend that you speak to your tutor or look on our website for further opportunities.

Courses that go well with this course

Leisure Stream ceramics, pottery and sculpture courses are offered on a termly basis, you can return as often as you like. Please visit our website to see other course and workshops available.

How to apply


The easiest route for you to apply for a course is online. If this is your first time applying then you need to set up an account.

For Leisurestream courses you can enrol yourself directly onto the course and make your payment using a debit or credit card.

By Phone

You can call us on 0344 800 8020 Monday to Friday 9am-5pm where one of our Customer Service Advisors will be able to help you to enrol or apply for your course.

Additional support?

Financial support is not available for learners attending LeisureStream courses.

If you have a learning difficulty, a disability or another reason for needing extra support in the classroom, we may be able to arrange support for you throughout your course, the cost of extra support in class is £11 per hour.

Please contact the Learner Services Team on 01603 306551 or by email at

Contact us

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Wensum Lodge
169 King Street

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